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Guerrilla War - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Players use guns, grenades and tanks to kill all opponents in a scrolling world. Capture the palace to overthrow the king. Bosses include a helicopter, a train and a tank.

Guerrilla War was produced by SNK in 1987.

SNK released 183 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1978. SNK was based in Japan.

Other machines made by SNK during the time period Guerrilla War was produced include: Victory Road, Meijinsen, Athena, Dogosoken, Psycho Soldier, Bermuda Triangle, Guevara, World Wars, Battle Field, and Touchdown Fever


Name Guerrilla War
Developer SNK (Japan)
Year 1987
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8023
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Fighter
Conversion Class JAMMA
Game Specific Guerrilla War Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Guerrilla War Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way Rotary
  • Buttons: 2 - FireGrenade
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Side Art Guerrilla War Side Art Image

Game Introduction

The country is struggling against the cruel domination of the king. The guerrilla leader and his comrades attempt to secretly land on shore, but the king's military is waiting for them. Fight your way inland and attack the fortress.

Guerrilla War KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 5.00 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 5.00

Overall Like 5.00
Fun (Social) 5.00
Fun (Solo) 5.00
Collector Desire 5.00

Technical Rating: 5.00

Gameplay 5.00
Graphics 5.00
Originality 5.00
Sound/Music 5.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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The game is based on the exploits of revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara and the defeat of the Batista regime in Cuba in the late 1950s. The original Japanese title of Guerrilla War was Guevara. However, fearing extreme anti-Communist sentiments in the West, SNK did a regionalization of the game's dialogue and instruction manual for its US and European releases.


COPY OF: Guevara

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Guerrilla War Census

There are 14,834 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,506 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,890 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 106 known instances of this machine owned by Guerrilla War collectors who are active members. Of these, 31 of them are original dedicated machines. 4 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 71 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with a Guerrilla War machine for sale. There are 3 active VAPS members with a Guerrilla War circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - There are 3 active VAPS members currently looking for Guerrilla War.

This game ranks a 27 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 3 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

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  1. 3D Model (External): Upright

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Guerrilla War Arcade Marquee 26" x 8"

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Guerrilla War Video Arcade Game Marquee, SNK 1987

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Flyer SNK-GUERRILLA WAR Arcade Video Game advertisement original see pic

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